Statement of Liabilities and Assets

At close of business on Wednesday, 18 October 2017
$ million
Liabilities Movement since
Assets Movement since
Capital And Reserve Bank Reserve Fund 14,159 - Gold and foreign
75,909 2,239
Australian notes on issue 74,620 -140 Australian dollar investments[2] 81,793 -874
Exchange Settlement balances 27,370 -124 Other assets (including clearing items) 1,736 -205
Deposits (excluding Exchange Settlement balances) 30,010 246      
Other liabilities 13,279 1,178      
Total 159,438 1,160 Total 159,438 1,160
Summary historical data on the Bank's liabilities and assets are available in statistical table A1 – Liabilities and Assets – Summary on the Reserve Bank's web site. The Bank's liabilities and assets data are also provided on a more disaggregated basis in statistical table A1 – Liabilities and Assets – Detailed; this data is provided on a lagged basis of up to 4 months.


Gold and foreign exchange
Changes in this item reflect transactions of the following kinds:
a. the Bank's transactions in foreign exchange and foreign securities (including under repurchase agreements);
b. earnings on foreign currency investments; and
c. changes in the valuation of foreign currency and gold, and changes in the market prices of the Bank's holdings of foreign currency securities.
In the week to 18 October the rise mainly reflects item (a).

Australian dollar investments
Movements in this item reflect:
a. the Bank's transactions in securities (including under repurchase agreements) with the private sector;
b. earnings on securities and changes in valuation.
In the week to 18 October the fall mainly reflects item (a).